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The Ellison Collection
Jesse James Family and Gang and other Historical Figures
Wild West Magazine (April 2011 Issue)
"America's BEST SELLING Western History Magazine"
The Ray County Museum
The Richmond Daily News
The Clay County Leader
South County Mail
The History Channel
Jesse James' Hidden Treasure
Next Airing Aug. 8, 2013 @ 10:00 AM Central Time:
Monday, November 9th, 2009 @ 7:00 pm CT
Available on DVD at this link:
Also featured on PAWN STARS episode
James Gang Rides Again:
Jesse James DNA Report at the Marlin Democrat:
"We write not for morons, but for minds capable of
calm analysis." Robertus Love, The Rise and Fall of Jesse James 1926
FRANK WALKER POOR PROVENANCE
The link that absolutely connects Frank W. Poor to Jesse James:
Click on the categories to the left to view the images
Jesse James The Ellison Collection
Historically Accepted Photo of Jesse James
Haunted Jesse James Home ?
Is this the ghost of Jesse James or Little Archie Samuel in the window at the James farm? Jesse James was originally buried at the James Farm and his half-brother, Little Archie, is also buried there:
Take a look at our comparisons page:
Our original photos are also being published in newspapers and magazines. I will post the publication's name here after the stories are published.
The Ellison Collection is currently on display at The Ray County Museum in Richmond, Missouri in the heart of Jesse James country for an extended time: (Note: Karen Bush resigned from the Ray County Museum in March 2011 after many years of service and took her website with her therefore the link has been disabled but The Ellison Collection is still on view there.)
The Great-Grandaughter of Jesse James, Betty Barr, visited the Ray County Museum just to see The Ellison Collection. The curator of the Ray County Museum said that Mrs. Barr was brought there by the staff of the Jesse James Farm Museum and that she was quite pleased to see our collection and complimented it as did they. We are very pleased that a close family member of Jesse James himself has viewed our collection and enjoyed it. Some of the photos we have on display at the Ray County Museum are not Mrs. Barr's relation but are Jesse James gang members as she alludes to in the story.
Here is a link to the Richmond Daily News that reported on the event:
SOUTH COUNTY MAIL:
THE CLAY COUNTY LEADER
Susan James Parmer Image:
Discussing The Ellison Collection in Scotland:
THE HUNLEY NEWSLETTER:
All photos and paintings owned by us are copyrighted.
Michele Ellison's Original Artwork
Michele has been awarded the Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award at the Kansas Watercolor Society's 2008 Great 8 Exhibition. She is now a signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society as her works have been chosen to appear in their juried show on three separate occasions.
Use the CONTACT US feature for pricing of artwork.
PLEASE READ THE TEXT TO EACH PHOTO SO YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ALL ASPECTS OF THE PHOTOS.
OUR JESSE JAMES COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL PHOTOS HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY PHILLIP W. STEELE, HISTORIAN, WRITER AND FOUNDER OF THE JAMES-YOUNGER GANG CLUB. WE FEEL THAT OUR COLLECTION PROVES THE TRADITIONAL STORY OF JESSE AND FRANK JAMES BETTER THAN ANY BOOK EVER HAS. OUR PHOTOS PUT THE JAMES' IN THE RIGHT PLACES AT THE RIGHT TIME THAT HISTORY STATES THEY WERE THERE. WE HAVE PHOTOS IN OUR COLLECTION FROM WAVERLY/BOX STATION, TENN., EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK., ST. JOSEPH AND KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI AND OKLAHOMA TIED TOGETHER BY JESSE AND ZEE'S DOUBLE RELATIVES, THE POORS, OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. OUR COLLECTION CONTAINS TINTYPES, AMBROTYPES, DAGUERREOTYPES, CDV'S AND CABINETCARDS OF THESE WANTED OUTLAWS.
OUR ENTIRE JESSE JAMES COLLECTION OF OVER FIFTY ORIGINAL PHOTOS COMES FROM ONLY FOUR SOURCES. THIRTY FIVE PHOTOS FROM A FAMILY ALBUM WERE PURCHASED AT A FLEA MARKET IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI. TEN PHOTOS WERE PURCHASED ON EBAY FROM A MAN IN OHIO. A BOX OF PHOTOS AND LETTERS FROM THE FRANK W. POOR FAMILY OF KANSAS CITY, JAMES' RELATIVES, WERE PURCHASED FROM A MAN IN MACON, MISSOURI WHICH IS JUST EAST OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. TWO FULL PLATE TINTYPES OF JESSE AND HIS SISTER SUSAN WERE PURCHASED FROM A WOMAN IN CANE HILL, ARKANSAS. JESSE'S SISTER, SUSAN PARMER, LIVED IN CANE HILL, ARKANSAS FOR A FEW YEARS AFTER MARRYING HER HUSBAND, ALLEN PARMER, WHO WAS FROM CANE HILL, ARKANSAS. THIS ADDS GREATLY TO THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR COLLECTION. THE PHOTOS WERE NOT INDIVIDUALLY CHERRY PICKED FROM HERE AND THERE AND THEN PUT TOGETHER TO FORM THIS COLLECTION. WE HAVE WRITTEN DOCUMENTAION OF WHERE ALL OF OUR PHOTOS CAME FROM.
Jesse James, Jessie James, Jessee James, Wanted OutLaws, BLue Jeans, Bandits, OLd West
See below were Ancestry.com connects Frank Walker Poor to Frank James with a 4+ star rating.
MARY "POLLY" POOR WAS THE GRANDMOTHER OF BOTH JESSE JAMES AND HIS WIFE ZEE. ZEE'S OTHER GRANDMOTHER WAS LUCY POOR. HERE IS A LINK TO THEIR FAMILY CHART:
Abraham Poor of Andover Massachusetts is Jesse James Great-grandfather. FRANK WALKER POOR is from Peabody Massachusetts just ten miles away from Andover Mass:
Ancestry of Jesse James:
YOU MAY VIEW THE ITEMS BY CLICKING ON ONE OF THE CATEGORIES IN THE COLUMN TO THE LEFT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL ONE-OF-A-KIND PHOTOS OR PAINTINGS YOU MAY CONTACT US BY USING THE "CONTACT US" LINK ABOVE.
We, Greg Ellison and Michele Ellison, have been collecting historical photographs from the 19th Century for many years and we are invested in preserving our history through photographs that have been discarded by previous owners and now rediscovered for your enjoyment. We take great pride in our work of researching all photos that are presented on this site to make sure that an accurate description is given of each photo and we provide the evidence that we use to be able to present the photo to you with our opinion of who the photo represents. The photos are their own evidence, but we provide comparison photos and other records to justify our identification of each photo. Our JESSE JAMES COLLECTION, which includes photos of Jesse James, his family and gang members, has been verified by the leading authority on the subject, Mr. Phillip W. Steele. Mr. Steele has studied the subject for over forty years and has written several books and articles about the lives of the James'. His verification is presented here for you to view. We have sold many historical photos in the past and they are listed on the SOLD PAGE.
Phillip W. Steele's Preferred Specialty
The State Historical Society of Missouri: JesseJames
Jesse James History:
Missouri Valley Collection:
James and Poor Family Relationship:
Eric James' Stray Leaves connects Abraham Poor to Andover Mass.:
Armand De Gregoris explains Jesse James:
James-Younger Gang's Circle of Friends:
Women related to the Jesse James Story:
Cole Younger's Book:
Jesse James Jr.'s Book:
Frank Walker Poor's Famous Relation:
St. Joseph Missouri Photographers 1859-1889
Ancestory.com connects Frank Walker Poor to Frank James:
|4th Great Grandfather of Frank Walker Poor
||7th Great Grandfather of Frank James |
Phillip W. Steele's Letter